Isn’t this wonderful? The illustration is just gorgeous, but is this the vintage swimwear in this Cole of California advert actually a swimsuit or a bikini? I’m not sure.
The text reads:
Streamline – beautiful new backsweep… in a Lastex swimsuit… from Cole’s “Westward to the Sea” beachwear collection.
So no clues there! The ad is taken from ‘The Californian’ magazine from February 1947, which seems a bit early for a bikini. Any ideas?